The Struggle of Mother with Two Children Completed Doctoral Studies

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Tutik Nurhidayati, Best Graduate of Doctoral Studies Faculty of Science and Technology. (Illustration: Feri Fenoria Rifai)

UNAIR NEWS – Starting her doctoral studies at a young age was a challenge for Dr. Tutik Nurhidayati, S.Si, M.Si. Besides being demanded to focus on the study, the best graduate of doctoral studies in Faculty of Science and Technology with GPA of 3.93 also had to pay attention to her two sons who were still in the third grade of junior high and kindergarten.

In the beginning of the lecture, the student who was familiarly called Tutik also had to fight with her husband to help her sister who was diagnosed with kidney failure so she had to undergo regular dialysis two times in a week. This condition certainly makes Tutik be good at managing time for studies, family, and her sibling.

“Hustling, trying, and praying are weapons that I keep patrizing in myself so I can immediately finish my doctoral studies,” said Tutik.

Even so, there were quite a lot of activities carried out by Tutik in addition to lectures. To increase her competence, Tutik also took the time to attend national and international seminars, as well as attended workshops and training. In fact, she also took the time to become the coach of National Science Olympiad (OSN) and youth scientific work (KIR).

Tutik successfully completed her doctoral studies with a dissertation entitled Physiogenetics, Morphology, and Anatomy of Tobacco Plants (Nicotiana Tabacum) Tolerant Stagnant Stresses. The dissertation discussed the selection of tobacco plants in flooded conditions to obtain tobacco plants that are tolerant to stagnant stress.

“After this, I will return to carry out Tri Dharma activities for University” said Tutik. (*)

Author: Galuh Mega Kurnia

Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh

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